The declining value of the U.S. dollar should allow PC vendors to offer bargains to people living in the euro zone, while U.S. consumers probably won't feel much of a pinch, according to a leading economist.
Cisco Systems Inc. will acquire on-demand video software company Arroyo Video Systems Inc. for US$92 million, Cisco said. Arroyo will give Cisco a greater range of offerings for video-on-demand, which allows users of traditional cable television and IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) to purchase and watch content such as music videos, television shows, and feature films, at the place and time of their choosing.
The discovery of a single cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a Washington state dairy herd in late December illustrates the need for a national livestock identification system to trace infected cattle in the U.S., government and beef industry officials say. But plans to deploy such a system are still hobbled by a lack of funding.
Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corp. is turning to Atlanta-based legacy-to-Web specialists Jacada Ltd. to build an Internet self-service application for its Crop Insurance Program, which provides crop producers with insurance protection against natural hazards